New words – 23 March 2015


crossfit noun high-intensity strength training

Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch […] with two men who, like everyone else at the evening’s event, do crossfit.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 10 August 2014]



face ironing noun informal a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing wrinkles

The Thermage treatment is also commonly known as the ‘face-ironing treatment.’ Yikes. Sound painful enough for you? But there’s a reason why stars like Gwyneth keep coming back for more. The treatment boosts collagen levels in the skin’s lower layers, creating a tightening effect to the top layer.

[ 04 August 2014]

no-poo noun the practice of washing the hair without using shampoo

The ‘no-poo’ method, which involves using natural substitutes or just water in place of shampoo and conditioner, has credibility within several circles.

[ 12 August 2014]

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  2. “Crossfit” and the related “crosstraining” (sometimes written cross-fit and cross-training) have become common among fitness enthusiasts. The term stresses the fact that these people train across several disciplines: weight-lifting AND running AND biking AND swimming, etc.

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